Sergeant William Cross

Sergeant William Cross

Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

End of Watch Friday, June 15, 1979

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William Cross

Sergeant Cross fatally stabbed while assisting other officers during a disturbance at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington.

One inmate was convicted of second degree murder in connection with Sergeant Cross' death. The inmate committed suicide in his cell after being convicted. A second inmate, who was the brother of the convicted inmate, was acquitted of murder chargers.

Sergeant Cross was survived by his wife, parents, and brother.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest in peace Sergeant Cross.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 10, 2020

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